19 Grove St. ~ PO Box 58 ~ Peterborough, NH 03458 ~ 603-924-3235 

We are open! Read about our re-opening plan here.

Please note face masks are required to visit the Monadnock Center. We thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe and healthy!

Author Archive: Michelle Stahl

rss feed

COVID-19 Journals
By April 16, 2020 Read More →

COVID-19 Journals

Monadnock Center Partners with Savron Graphics to offer COVID-19 Journals When Rob Crowley of Savron Graphics in Jaffrey learned about the project to document the COVID crisis, he contacted the Monadnock Center with an idea to print journals for people to record their experiences. “We thought it would be interesting to have some documentation for […]

Help us document this moment in history:  COVID-19 Archive Collection
By April 1, 2020 Read More →

Help us document this moment in history: COVID-19 Archive Collection

Right now, we find ourselves in a unique historic moment as our communities, our nation, and the world are struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. At the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, we have collected a rich archive of materials that tell the stories of those who have gone before us. Now is the time […]

Phoenix Mill House Bread
By March 23, 2020 Read More →

Phoenix Mill House Bread

If your bread supplies are running low, don’t make an unnecessary trip to the market. Try making a loaf of Phoenix Mill House Bread! If you have ever enjoyed a buttered slice fresh from the mill house beehive oven, you know this bread is a winner. We make ours in a wood fired oven but […]

Happy Birthday Monadnock Center!
By February 1, 2020 Read More →

Happy Birthday Monadnock Center!

What is 118 years old and still going strong? The Monadnock Center! Founded on February 2, 1902, the Monadnock Center started out as the Peterborough Historical Society in rented rooms in the bank building at 14 Grove Street (today, the offices of Fernald, Taft, Falby & Little). We may have only made it across the […]

A Christmas Recipe
By December 21, 2019 Read More →

A Christmas Recipe

Here is a delicious traditional dish from the kitchen of the Phoenix Mill House! Happy Holidays! Plum Pudding with Nutmeg Sauce1 cup sugar1 cup butter, room temperature1 cup milk2 eggs, beaten2/3 cup molasses1/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking soda3 teaspoons baking powder3 1/2 cups flour plus 2 tablespoons1 1/2 cups raisins, finely chopped1 cup dates, chopped3 […]

We are hiring!
By October 22, 2019 Read More →

We are hiring!

11/13/19- Update- We are pleased to welcome Laura as our new administrative assistant! The Monadnock Center is looking for an enthusiastic administrative assistant to join our team! If you know your way around Excel, Word, and the internet and have a friendly, can-do attitude, this could be the job for you! The Administrative Assistant is […]

Monadnock Art Tour Preview Exhibition
By September 14, 2019 Read More →

Monadnock Art Tour Preview Exhibition

The Monadnock Center is pleased to host the Monadnock Art Tour 2019 Preview Exhibition in Bass Hall. Now in its 24th year, the Monadnock Art Tour is one of New England’s premier art tours featuring over 70 artists who open their studios on Columbus Day weekend. The exhibition brings examples of the remarkable range and variety of work […]

Z is for Zephyr Lake
By June 11, 2019 Read More →

Z is for Zephyr Lake

Z is for Zephyr Lake- Zephyr Lake in Greenfield was originally called Cragin Pond for Daniel Cragin who built Frye’s Measure Mill. In the 20th century two boys from the Varnum family found a dugout canoe filled with rocks on the bottom of the lake. They brought it to the surface but it disintegrated once […]

Y is for Yankee Siege
By June 10, 2019 Read More →

Y is for Yankee Siege

Y is for Yankee Siege- For several years in the early 2000s, an autumn trip to the Yankee Siege in Greenfield was a highlight of the season. The Yankee Siege was a replica medieval trebuchet. Trebuchets are siege warfare machines that use a swinging arm to hurl stones or other missiles. The Yankee Siege’s missile […]

X is for Xylanthrax
By June 9, 2019 Read More →

X is for Xylanthrax

X is for Xylanthrax- We bet you thought we couldn’t come up with something for X but we did! Xylanthrax is charcoal. In the days before coal was readily available, charcoal was used by blacksmiths to heat iron for crafting tools, hardware, and horseshoes. The Monadnock Region had abundant wood resources and some farmers took […]